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Sanskrit Shlokas recited at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service

Sanskrit Shlokas recited at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service

Johannesburg:  Sanskrit Shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita were recited today at a historic memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. More than 85,000 people attended the service at the FNB stadium near Johannesburg and millions more witnessed it across the globe. The Shlokas were recited by Pundit Ashwin Trikamjee, who is the President of the [...]

December 11, 2013 HHR World Focus 0

Hindu deities, Shakespeare gave company to Mandela in jail

Hindu deities, Shakespeare gave company to Mandela in jail

When Nelson Mandela spent almost three decades in solitary confinement he was not alone — he had the pictures of a few Indian deities and the writings of William Shakespeare for inspiration.  Locked in jail on Robben Island, newspapers were banned and letters from loved ones a rare treat. Where did he find the inspiration [...]

December 9, 2013 HHR Archives, News updates 0